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Invitation to attend Project Argus Retail Workshop, Thursday 15th June, 2017, 10.00am to 13.00pm

I would like to extend a personal invitation to you to join us at a Project Argus for Retail, on

Thursday 15th June, in the Main Hall at the Salvation Army Centre, 45 Benhill Avenue, Sutton SM1 4DD. Registration is from 09:30 for a prompt 10:00 start.

Recent events continue to show the level to which terrorists will go to achieve their aims with potentially devastating consequences. In the event of an incident the effectiveness of the response made by your staff is of paramount importance in protecting customers, personnel and your buildings. Project Argus is a workshop-based event designed to inform and advise management in preparing a response to a serious event such as a terrorist attack at places such as a shopping centre. The event is suitable for all those in a management or other supervisory role and those involved in the security and safety of their business.

 Project ARGUS

Project ARGUS is a NaCTSO counter terrorism testing and exercising initiative, delivered by Counter Terrorism Security Advisers and Counter Terrorism Awareness Advisers.

Taking the opportunity to attend a session will enable you to gain a better understanding of the threat from terrorism and of simple security measures that can be taken to protect a business or an organisation.

Participants from business are asked to consider their preparedness for a terrorist attack through a series of simulated multi-media scenarios. The aim is to identify measures to help their organisation to prevent, manage and recover from a terrorist incident.

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Project ARGUS explores what is likely to happen in the event of a terrorist attack. It highlights the importance of being prepared and having the necessary plans in place to help safeguard staff, visitors and assets. All events include a module on a terrorist firearm or weapons attack.

The events are free of charge and last for approximately three hours. They are interactive and require some audience participation. An expert group will be in attendance at most events consisting of members from the emergency services, local authority and other specialist agencies to answer any queries

Individuals and Organisations interested in attending this event, should email the Sutton

Counter Terrorism Security Desk at with their name, company, contact details (telephone number and email) along with details of the number of people wishing to attend. If you have any questions you can contact Pc Steve Barr on 02086490504. Attendance at the event is free and by invitation only. Unfortunately we are unable to accept registration on the day.

Cheam Charter Business Networking Event

Thursday 18th May 2017

6.00pm – 8.00pm.

Cheam Charter Business Networking Event

Prince of Wales,

28 Malden Road,

Cheam, SM3 8QF.

Meet with other local businesses, councillors and invited guests to ask questions, share ideas and find new suppliers and customers.

Book your FREE tickets now at……

Cheam Scream

Hello All!

You may have already heard or seen on the What’s on in Cheam (WOIC) Facebook page, but we are planning a special event for Cheam Village for Halloween. This came about when Lucy who runs the WOIC page approached a few of us – Sarah in Stitches, Sam in Greensleaves, Georgina in GiGi’s and Suzanne in Tasha’s Tearoom suggesting getting together to boost the profile of the Village.

The Cheam Scream is planned for Friday 28 October between 2 and 5pm. The aim is to bring people into the Village to encourage more customers into our shops and as the 28th is the last day of half term week we hope to offer some safe family fun! We are not allowing any external stalls or participants as this is for the benefit of CHEAM SHOPKEEPERS only! We hope to create a fun atmosphere at minimal expense to the families and our businesses.

The current plan is for families to start at Stitches in Mulgrave Road where they will make a small donation for a fabric trick or treat bag which they may also choose to decorate. They will be handed a map with a route into the Village and they will then have to spot which shops are taking part in the event and these shops will have sweets available for the trick or treat bags. There will also be a word puzzle to solve by finding the letters on laminated pumpkins!

The point of this note is to ask whether you would be happy to participate in Cheam Scream. This would involve the following:

– we will provide a poster for you to display to advertise the event
– we will provide a laminated pumpkin for you to place in your window in the week leading up to the 28th to show that you are participating on the day
– you will create a Halloween themed window display
– between 2 and 5pm on 28th October you will welcome your Halloween guests and hand out treats. (we are aiming to get some sweets donated by the supermarkets if possible so will supply these to you)

There will be a prize giving just before 5pm at GiGis for the best dressed child in 2 age categories and also a prize for the Shop with the best dressed window!
We are hoping that even if you do not want children visiting your shop you may be able to add a spooky touch or two to your window to give the Village a nice Halloween feel!
Please let us know by 19 Sept if you are happy to join in with this community event by e-mailing If you have any questions please either e-mail or approach any of us.

With best wishes

The Witches of Cheam!

Cheam Chamber of Trade 2015 - Annual General Meeting


Important Announcement

Cheam Chamber of Trade 2015 – Annual General Meeting – Whitehall Cheam – changed to Tuesday 23rd June at 6.00pm.

The Cjeam Chamber of Trade is an organisation setup to look after the interests of the Busineses of the Traders located in Cheam in the first Instance and the Cheam Community at large as a result.

We organise and contribute to Various Events, including the ever growing Late Night shopping Event in December which brings over 3000 people to Cheam. In addition, we liase with Sutton Council, The  Belmont and South Cheam Residents’ Association, the Police, Local Councillors  and even TFL on issues like Public Realm Funding, Parking and Regeneration.

All this work is carried out by a very small committee of Traders, who have a full time business to run as well and we are in need of candidates and Volunteers as the Demands on the Organsisation grow.

Please inform all Cheam traders of this change , we are need a strong attendance at the meeting of all traders intersted in contributing to this organisation, in the form of

  1. Opinions and Suggestions,
  2. Candidates to volunterr and Contribute with various positions on the Committee.

A more detailed Agenda may be posted on this site later this week in an update or a subsequent Post, so please keep an eye out for it.

Cheam Village 'Late Night Shopping Evening' Friday 5th December 2014


Whitehall and most shops will remain open throughout the evening

 Schedule of Events

 15.00       Parking Bay Suspensions in Station Way

               Stalls and Fairground rides start to set up.

16.30        Radio Jackie begins setting up.

17.00        Whitehall opens for their festive evening

                – Explore the museum, visit Father Christmas, winter tipples for

                adults and a trail around the house for children (first 50 receive a

                Whitehall goodie bag)

17.00       Cheam Library Festive Storytime Sessions begin which will run from

6.30 – 7.00 and 7.30 – 8.00. There will also be Christmas Craft for Children

               5.00 – 6.30.

17.00        Road Closure commences in Station Way.

17.00        Cheam Library Festive Storytime Sessions begin 5 and events run to 8.

17.30        Radio Jackie 107.8FM Begins Broadcasting.

                Radio Jackie is generously sponsored today by Smith & Byford.

                Fairground rides in Station Way & Stalls throughout the Village

               Stalls selling; garden ornaments, skincare and cosmetic items, wooden

                Toys and decorations, Fairtrade goods, pet products, food and treats,

                Jewellery, cards and stationery, soaps, drinks and Christmas

                Decorations etc.

18.00        Love Theatre Arts to perform at Cheam Library Memorial Green      

                – singing songs from Disney’s ‘Frozen’

Cheam Library will be staying open until 9.00pm on Friday 5th December to support the Late Night event in Cheam Village.  The Library will be holding special Festive Storytime sessions which will run from: 5.00 – 5.30 pm, 6.30 – 7.00 pm and 7.30 – 8.00 pm.  There will also be some Christmas Craft being run in the Library by the Children’s Centre team from 5.00 – 6.30 pm.
Of course, all visitors are welcome to come in to borrow or return items as usual or to take some time to relax with a newspaper or magazine.

                Cheam Baptist Church Open Evening Begins

                – Christmas organ music recital – open house

18.30        Disney’s ‘Frozen Princesses’ Elsa and Anna to turn on the Christmas

                Lights at Cheam Library Memorial Green.

                – Watch as Cheam’s Christmas Lights come to life

18.45         Jazz at Cheam Baptist Church

Cheam Baptist Church will also be opening The Point for children’s craft between 6:00pm and 7:30pm. A member has managed to get an Olaf costume, which fits in with the Frozen theme. The craft in The Point is basically ‘Do You Want To Build A Snowman’ .

                 Children from Love Theatre Arts to make their way up to

                 performance area in Station Way

20.30         Shops and stalls begin to close

21.00         End of road closure in Station Way

Raffle with great prizes in aid of St Raphael’s Hospice

Raffle Tickets available from Village Travel, and all shops,

Whichcraft Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter 2014

Spring appears to have finally sprung, so why not spring into action with us.


Got a knitty problem?

Why not try our knitting clinic every Wednesday morning,

For £5.00 one to one help with those knitty problems.

Did you know?

Saturday May 3rd is Yarn Shop Day

We are celebrating with special events on the day.

         Check our shop and website for further details.

 Come and try our Dabble Days:

Limited spaces, sign up now, £20.00 per session and learn a new skill, (payment required when signing up).

Just bring yourself and your needles and try:

30th April – Aran Knitting

7th May – Crochet Flowers

28th May – Lace Knitting

4th June – Tunisian Crochet

1.30pm to 3.30pm

Don’t forget your loyalty cards and gift vouchers which are available all year round.

 Our spring and summer ranges will soon be here.

Come and see our new patterns and yarns for the coming season.

Arriving in April and May.



Angela and team

Yarn Shop Day!

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Get involved with the Love Your Yarn Shop Campaign!

This new campaign will raise the profile of yarn shops and encourage knitters to support their local store

On Saturday 3rd May 2014 yarn shops across the UK will be celebrating Yarn Shop Day, the climax of months of activity from the Love Your Yarn Shop campaign launched by leading publications Let’s Knit and Let’s Get Crafting.

The event, the first of its kind, is supported by the industry, and with extensive media coverage behind it promises to boost the profile of bricks and mortar yarn stores. Each store that signs up to the campaign is encouraged to host its own special events to draw in consumers, including anything from free tea and cake to star appearances by big industry names. Rolling coverage in magazines such as Let’s Knit, Let’s Get Crafting, Craft Business, Homemaker and Crafts Beautiful and on their accompanying social media platforms will reach a huge number of consumers. It’s a chance for yarn shops to remind their customers of the fantastic, irreplaceable, personal service they provide.

Says Let’s Knit editor Sarah Neal: “As knitters ourselves we know the value of a good yarn store. As well as providing the unequalled pleasure of buying yarn off the shelf, they offer experienced face-to-face advice and are often a communal meeting place for like minded crafters. The Love Your Yarn Shop campaign is aimed at alerting consumers to the benefits of supporting these stores.”

Let’s Get Crafting editor, Ella Johnston, agrees, adding: “We know that the crafty com- munity will really get behind Love Your Yarn Shop and Yarn Shop Day and look forward to cel- ebrating our local stores – a truly valuable resource for knitters and crocheters.”

Craft Business editor, Zoe Monk adds: “Many yarn stores now run classes and knit-and- natter sessions, and I really think that there is much more to the whole experience of knitting and crochet than just the pleasure of creating. People love to get together and share their creative passion in a friendly and encouraging environment, and this is exactly where the local yarn shop can excel.”

For more information on how to get involved, contact Samantha Dean on 01206 505114 or

Cheam Parochial Rooms Wedding Fair!

A date for the diary:

Sunday 9th March 10am-4pm

The Parochial Rooms on The Broadway are hosting a free wedding fair! Helping you to plan the best day of your lives.

There is also a package deal on offer, if you’d like your wedding reception to be held in the Parochial Rooms at the heart of Cheam Village it will cost you just £2495 including bridal flowers, food and a fully licensed mini bar!